Where this all came from
I started designing kimonos for myself. On stage, I wear traditional silk kimonos, but I wanted something for every day.
Something for the streets of New York.
Something to wear with Doc Martens walking to the Broadway theatre I was performing at, and for a cocktail at Sardi's or Hold Fast with friends after the show.
Something stylish, different, cross-cultural, and super easy to go.
So I designed this denim kimono.
The sleeves detach so one kimono can be ten or a hundred kimonos. And you can wear it over jeans and a shirt and tie, or anything you like.
So many friends said they wanted one - and so the Katsura Sunshine Denim Kimono Fashion Line was born.